The 2022 Survey trophies were made by David Keys Sustainable Woodworking.
They are made from reclaimed wood, including pallets, old fence posts, a school desk, some skirting board, science lab worktop, and a table used in making of the trophies. There were several different types of wood used including oak, meranti, iroko, pine, larch, beech, and elm used.
In total, 553 pieces of wood were cut, shaped, sanded, and assembled, in making the awards. Give or take a tea break or two, it took around 150 hours.
Hopefully the different elements are recognisable, but just in case, the featured landmarks or icons are Mussenden temple, the Titanic Museum, one of the Harland and Wolff cranes, the Belfast skyline, an Armagh apple tree, and the Mourne mountains. Some elements are finished with a locally produced beeswax and flaxseed polish.
The George Dawson and Small Business awards are made with wood from a wind felled elm tree. There are early signs of spalting in the wood which make wonderful grain patterns. To keep the natural colours of the elm, a traditional Scandinavian natural soap finish has been used.